Thousands left without power after Storm Callum sweeps United Kingdom and Ireland

Storm Callum is expected to smash into Britain during Friday when a band of heavy rain and wind will pass over the country

Met Office issues upgraded amber alert for Cardigan area

Dublin Airport issued a statement on Twitter to say that Storm Callum "is not having a significant impact on operations" and that the airport is "operating as normal this morning".

Western Power Distribution said more than 950 homes had been left without electricity in south-west England and almost 100 were without power in south Wales.

Wherever in the United Kingdom you are we want to hear how you have been affected and how you are coping or preparing now and throughout the winter. "Customers can contact us on the phone 03457 643643 or online at".

It comes into force from around 3am on Friday and lasts through until midnight. Either way Storm Callum is coming and has the potential to cause damage ( though mostly in the west of the country).

The video appears under the caption: "Local News!.Storm Callum gives our guests an early shower".

"Weather conditions today have left us unable to build the marquees that were required for tomorrows event".

Several bridges were closed, buildings were damaged and most trains were cancelled. Passengers are advised to plan ahead and check for updates before travel.

Translink has warned of disruption and speed restrictions across its network.

If you are on the roads, be wary, as trees that were weakened by Storm Ali could pose an additional hazard.

There is a chance of gusts of 70mph to 80mph in the Western Isles during Friday afternoon and evening.

There has also been reports of tress down and flooding in parts with warnings of hazardous conditions through the day.

Strong winds overnight led to 60 thousand homes, farms and businesses losing supply.

The Met Office has warned heavy rainfall could present a risk to life.

Strong winds could potentially bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts. Expect the unexpected. Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road.

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